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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Ready to roll for Week 3

    Purcell (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against Miami. Purcell didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday before logging a limited session Friday, so it's surprising to see the veteran cleared to suit up. He played a rotational role during the first two games of the campaign and figures to see around 20 defensive snaps versus the Dolphins.
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  • Mike Purcell: Let go by Denver

    The Broncos released Purcell on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Purcell underwent knee surgery during the offseason and began training camp on the active/non-football injury list. However, he passed his physical last week and was activated by Denver. The 32-year-old couldn't secure a spot on the 53-man roster but will seek out opportunities elsewhere now that he's healthy.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Sitting out OTAs

    Purcell is being held out of OTAs as he recovers from minor offseason knee surgery, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Purcell appeared in all 17 games for the Broncos last season, so it's unlikely his offseason procedure will cause him to miss much time, although it's not yet clear if he'll be available at the start of training camp. When healthy, Purcell should play a significant role in the team's defensive line rotation.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Lands in COVID protocols

    Purcell (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports, and he tested positive for the virus, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Purcell's potential absence against the Chargers on Sunday would be a blow to the Broncos' defensive line. If he is unable to clear protocols in time, DeShawn Williams would likely draw the start at nose tackle.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Won't play Sunday

    Purcell (thumb) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Washington, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. This was the expected result after Purcell was unable to practice at all during the week. DeShawn Williams and Shamar Stephen are the likely replacements at nose tackle.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Returns to practice

    Purcell (ankle) returned to practice Sunday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Purcell suffered a sprained ankle July 29, but he was back in pads during Sunday's practice after he missed just over a week. Assuming he doesn't encounter any setbacks, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 30-year-old play in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Training to the side

    Purcell (foot) is not practicing yet but has been spotted training off to the side, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Purcell, who was limited to six appearances in 2020, isn't yet back to full health but does appear to be progressing. He's undergone multiple surgeries to address the foot injury, the most recent procedure having been in February. All indications are still that Purcell is on track for training camp.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Ruled out with foot injury

    Purcell will not return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a foot injury, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Purcell was forced out of action early in the third quarter. With McTelvin Agim (healthy scratch) inactive, the Broncos could have to rely on DeMarcus Walker or Dre'Mont Jones to slot into the interior of the defensive line.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Ready to rock

    Purcell (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Purcell practiced on a limited basis all week, so the fact that he's able to suit up is a positive sign. Now that the 29-year-old is healthy enough to play, he'll likely assume his usual starting role at nose tackle for Week 6.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Questionable for Sunday

    Purcell (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Purcell was limited in practice all week, and he's trending up after practicing just one day last week. The 29-year-old nose tackle has accrued 13 tackles and a sack through four games, and if he's ultimately ruled out, McTelvin Agim is expected to start in Purcell's place.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Considered questionable

    Purcell (knee) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Patriots, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Purcell didn't practice all week until Saturday, when he was a limited participant, so perhaps the extra day of rest will be enough for the 29-year-old to suit up against the Patriots. He handles a considerable workload at nose tackle, but if he can't get healthy in time, expect McTelvin Agim to bump into a starting role.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Cleared Sunday

    Purcell (ribs) returned to Sunday's game against the Vikings, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Purcell suffered the injury in the first quarter but, after receiving extra treatment, made his return to the field. Now that he's back, expect the Wyoming product to resume his usual role as the team's starting nose tackle.
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  • Broncos' Mike Purcell: Leaves with injury

    Purcell was forced out of Sunday's game against the Vikings with a rib injury, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. The Broncos will have to carry on without their starting nose tackle. Purcell recorded 18 tackles over the last five games, and the team now has just four healthy defensive linemen. Either Dre'Mont Jones or Adam Gotsis figure to bump to the interior in Purcell's place.
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  • Mike Purcell: Let go by Chiefs

    Purcell was waived by the Chiefs on Tuesday. Purcell joined the Chiefs practice squad in November and inked a reserve/future contract in January. The 27-year-old has 29 tackles (16 solo) and one sack in 42 career games, but he was not on an active roster in the 2017 season.
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  • 49ers' Mike Purcell: Will remain in San Francisco for 2017 season

    Purcell, an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered to a one-year contract by the 49ers. Purcell appeared in 15 games for the 49ers last season, starting five of them, and tallied 26 total tackles and one forced fumble. He'll likely have to settle for a rotational role once again in 2017 given the team's recent acquisition of Earl Mitchell.
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  • 49ers' Mike Purcell: Ready to play in Week 3

    Purcell (ankle) was removed from the 49ers' injury report after practicing in full on Friday. Purcell was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but his status for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks never seemed to be in question.
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  • 49ers' Mike Purcell: Starts at nose tackle Week 1

    Purcell was listed as the starting nose tackle on the 49ers' unofficial depth chart that was released Tuesday. Purcell got the surprising nod as a starter over upstart rookie DeForest Buckner. He won't provide a whole lot of value outside of a handful of tackles as a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. Purcell figures to start until Glenn Dorsey (knee) is healthy enough to return or the aforementioned Buckner gets elevated into the starting lineup.
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  • 49ers promote NT Mike Purcell Friday

    The 49ers signed nose tackle Mike Purcell off the practice squad Friday, the team announced. He has been on the team's practice squad since the beginning of the 2013 season.
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  • 49ers add seven to practice squad

    The 49ers signed seven players to their practice squad: offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, tight end Asante Cleveland, receiver Lance Lewis, defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebackers Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas.
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  • Niners make flurry of moves Saturday

    The 49ers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.Among those moves was the placement of cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list.San Francisco cut the following players: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael Philipp, NT Mike Purcell, G Ryan Seymour, LB Shayne Skov, RB Alfonso Smith, G Adam Snyder, S C.J. Spillman, LB Chase Thomas, S Raymond Ventrone, WR L'Damian Washington and RB Glenn Winston.
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